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announcer: you're watching kcci 8 news. steve: ted cruz becomes the first hispanic to win the caucuses. marco rubio surged, too. latino activists react to candidates' success. stacey: stacey: centenarian stacey: centenarian support. why this central iowan was so determined to caucus. and the big time thank you she's receiving tonight. steve: first college tracking a second round of snow. a lot of action on that radar right now. but the roads are still looking pretty good. meteorologist jason sydejko is here with the timeline and impact. jason s: we are seeing this line for a much stationary for the past few hours. it has put down a few inches in
we have, from her look coming -- from earlham, a report of three inches of snow. it will probably take a few hours for it to make its way to the metro with how slow it has been moving. here is a broad overview. pretty robust. this is pushing its way eastward. do plan on the new snow accumulation tonight. we still have a winter storm warnings and blizzard warnings until 6:00 in the morning. we are likely to see any increase in the lands into the morning hours -- in the winds in the morning hours as well. temperatures continue to drop. new tomorrow, 24 degrees. a more detailed look coming up. steve: taking a look at statewide road conditions now from 511ia.org. you can see most of the trouble spots are up to the north. travel is not advised on those
roads in in pink to the north and west are completely covered with ice and snow. those in blue are partially covered. the green roads are in pretty darn good condition. stacey: commitment 2016, the battle is on. hillary clinton and bernie sanders set their sites on new hampshire after a deadlock in iowa. clinton was declared the winner here by just a razor-thin margin of 49.8% to sanders's 49.6%. it all came down to one precinct, number 42. the votes from that precinct were missing until this morning, so, clinton was not officially declared the winner until noon. the iowa democratic party chair tells us she made sure every last vote was counted before she called it. but right now, the sanders campaign is asking the party to re-verify the numbers from each precinct. >> that's really what it was, making sure we aired on the side of accuracy.
before we released results. >> make sure all numbers are right. look at the paper from each precinct to make sure it matches what was sent in. stacey: new kcci entrance polling to show you tonight about what issues democratic caucus-goers thought were the most important and how clinton and sanders scored. the economy and health care took the top spots. hillary clinton won on both those issues. a pretty wide margin in health care, 59% to 38%. and, 51% to 42% on the economy. clinton also took a commanding 65% to 28% lead over sanders when it comes to terrorism. sanders pulled way ahead on income equality. 61% to clinton's 34%. steve: on the republican side, ted cruz won the iowa republican caucus with 28% of the vote. he ended up 4-points ahead of donald trump, who held the top spot in most polls leading up to the caucuses. last night's republican field
2 minority candidates. and that presents an interesting dynamic for iowa's hispanic voters. kcci's ryan smith joins us now with new reaction from the state's leading latino advocacy group. ryan: more than half of republican voters caucused for hispanic candidates. will iowa's results give the gop more of a chance to capture latino votes in the general election? one of the most surprising storylines from caucus 2016, not defeat. , people of this great state ryan: but a competitive third marco-mentum on monday. caucus night was a vindication of the rubio strategy of trying to become the main alternative to donald trump and ted cruz. ryan: when you break down voter turnout 51% of gop caucus-goers , voted for a latino. >> very interesting, because on
rhetoric has been against latinos. but yet, we had latino's that were supported last night. so it is bittersweet. ryan: the league of united latin american citizens rallied more than 13,000 latinos to caucus sites last night, exceeding a prediction of 10,000. regional v.p. joe henry says cruz and rubio's stance on immigration, building a wall, cutting off pathways to citizenship, hurt the candidate's popularity within the hispanic community. >> with the amount of our people who came out and caucused last night, hopefully the conservatives will start addressing those issues, especially those two latino candidates. ryan: iowa's hispanic population hovers around 6%. cruz's win last night made him the first latino to win the iowa caucuses. steve? steve: donald trump is back on the campaign trail tonight. he's in new hampshire, where he's confident he will place first. he also says he doesn't regret skipping last week's fox news
mr. trump: if i had it to do again, i would have done the exact same thing. you know why? because i raised $6 million for the vets in one hour. so if i took a 2nd place over 1st place and could give the vets $6 million, i would do that all day long. steve: trump is not the only one in new hampshire tonight. all of the candidates are now setting their sights on the nation's first primary state this election season. stacey: kcci's sally kidd explains why some of the candidates are now looking to the granite state. sally: most of the candidates hampshire overnight, kicking off 7 days of intense campaigning. ms. clinton: coming to new hampshire after winning iowa. sally: after a razor-thin win in the closest democratic caucus in iowa history, hillary clinton takes her pitch to granite state voters. ms. clinton: new hampshire is going to have to decide who can
republicans to make sure they don't wreck us again. sally: but new hampshire polls show senator bernie sanders has a sizeable lead over clinton. sen. sanders: it sounds to me like you're ready for a political revolution. [applause] sally: after cruising to the republican win in iowa, ted cruz sought to differentiate himself from donald trump, who finished 4 points behind. but he'll have to close the gap with trump, who has about a 20 point lead in granite state polls. sen. cruz: i think the voters of new hampshire, frankly deserve , more than politicians trading insults and behaving like school children. sally: marco rubio is hoping his strong 3rd place iowa finish will fuel his momentum ahead of the primary. sen. rubio: i can take our message to people who have not voted for us before, and bring them on into the conservative movement. gov. christie: it's time for him to man up and step up and stop
his speeches and handle him. sally: chris christie, john kasich, and jeb bush have invested more time in new hampshire and are looking to make a comeback there. stacey: candidates on both sides will share a stage off one more time before new hampshire. tomorrow, cnn hosts a town hall with the democratic candidates, beginning at 7:00 central time. the republicans have their next debate abc news is hosting, it saturday. also begins at 7:00. trust kcci for complete coverage of the new hampshire primary next monday. chief political reporter cynthia fodor will be there. follow her on twitter and facebook for a behind the scenes look at all the action. steve: new information tonight in the suspicious death of des moines architect kirk blunck. kcci's todd magel is live downtown in the east village with the new details. todd: we are at east 5th and locust. kirk blunck died here more than we can go.
now, police say they have interviewed two potential witnesses caught on surveillance tape inside the building the day blunck died. >> we're just trying to piece it all together. todd: des moines police have a mystery on their hands. how did prominent des moines architect kirk blunck die? a witness found him at the bottom of a stairway sunday january 24, minutes before he'd been drinking next door with a friend at the locust tap, a building he owns. that friend? nick stapek, who has worked for blunck for 15 years. >> we spent the last couple hours chit-chatting in the corner and just before he left he said he had to go across the street for a few minutes and then he was going home to watch the game. todd: 15 minutes later, stapeck saw police cars and ambulances at the teachout building. >> in my heart, i didn't know my friend had gotten hurt across the street. todd: soon after, rumors of foul play began circulating. did he simply fall? or did someone attack blunck and push him down the stairs? maybe a disgruntled tenant? >> we try not to get involved in the rumors, what we want are the facts.
any other death that has such curious circumstances. todd: police released pictures of two people in the building about the time of blunck's death. they've since talked to detectives and are scheduled for more questioning. but police are not calling them suspects. >> they provided us with some information that's actually leading us to some other questions. so we are still working on this. todd: des moines police tell me today that they are still waiting for complete autopsy results and that could take , several weeks. steve: kirk blunck was a long-time des moines architect. he was one of the first to restore several buildings on the east side of downtown des moines which eventually led to the , birth of the east village. he also had conflicts with tenants and the city over poor upkeep at several of his rental properties. stacey: next at 10:00 caucusing , for clinton at 102. why the central iowa woman is so passionate this election cycle. steve: plus super bowl star , power. when you can see lady gaga perform.
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 10:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john and mclaughlin, and sports director andy garman. steve: no matter which way you lean politically, you have to admire a pleasant hill woman for even making it to her caucus on monday night. stacey: kcci's laura terrell shows us why the 102-year-old says she'll continue to vote until the day she dies. laura: ruline steininger would not miss caucus night for anything. cnn was there to capture her participating, and since then, her story has gone viral. >> i say, i hope hillary appreciates all this. laura: was that a time. >> ok, now where do i go? laura: ruline steininger makes it to her caucus site. >> may i ask how old you are?
laura: born 7 years before women could vote, this will be her 20th presidential election. >> i feel like going to the caucus is more important than voting because that is when you pick the candidate. laura: and ruline has had her candidate picked out for a long time. >> i think hillary clinton has the most experience, and i think we really need a good president. laura: ruline sent clinton a letter last week. >> in my second century, i look forward to seeing a woman president. laura: and even got the chance to meet her at a campaign event but monday night was the friday. highlight. >> so this is the time of the caucus that we break into preference groups. laura: for a 102-year-old woman who loves democracy. >> you have no right to criticize the government if you're not involved. laura: and today, secretary clinton took notice, sending this tweet out for ruline. and we were the first to show
she said, "ruline, this means the world to me. -h" ruline now has one more goal. vote in the election on november. >> unless i die in the meantime. but i don't have that in my plans. laura: ruline is in good health so there's a great chance she , will make that goal happen. i told her i am going to come back and do another story when she goes and votes in november, and i am looking forward to that. stacey: i'll bet she is really looking forward to seeing a woman's name on the ballot that she can vote for. steve: laura, thank you very much. a developing weather story to our south tonight. this video just into the newsroom. it is of a suspected tornado in pickens county, alabama. the twister reportedly moved across several western alabama counties. a federal corrections institute
damaged. much of the region is still under a tornado watch right now. stacey: morning video at 10:00. this is a snowstorm in flagstaff, arizona. that is actually lady gaga. anyway. the national weather service's office there created a time-lapse of the snow piling up. schools and businesses forced to close because of the weather. of course, many schools and businesses closed here in iowa today, too. blizzard-like conditions on some roads today. this is video taken near story city, where many cars and trucks ended up on the side of roads. steve: and we are not done yet. let's get over to jason sydejko. a very busy radar. jason s: we had a few blues which means the heavier snow. it is off to the west of the metro where it has been sitting for the better part of three hours. you can see the deep blues from
we had some thunder snow out there to go along with that. kind of a mixed bag of a day. an exciting day weather-wise as a lot of at least some snow. these are what i like to call snow roll up. stacy has no idea what to:. this is out of the east side of des moines earlier today. not a heavy snow and the wind and it helps create he's cool looking roll up's. temperatures right now are sitting around freezing or a couple degrees above. we are getting the wet snow and now we are getting some fluffy snow but all this will begin to freeze into the overnight. behind me, this is supposed to be downtown. instead, solid fog at the moment. a light breeze. average high is 32 for this time of year, so relatively mild as far as the air goes. we have been dealing with snow, thunderstorms for some of us,
fog is just one of the issues we have been dealing with. some people have seen over 17 inches of snow in the extreme northwest portions of iowa. there are flood advisories along with this system in kentucky. nine confirmed tornadoes between mississippi and alabama. the system continues to turn eastward, so clear skies are in our forecast, but not in the next couple of hours as we do bring in a few more shots of snow. that temperature continues to drop as we head into the evening. feels like temperatures dropping to near zero. cold air return's, but so does sunshine. at least we have something going for us. this area of low pressure departs. futurecast clears off out as we had late into the day on wednesday, especially into thursday. we do have a reasonable shot at seeing that glorious sunshine again but we have this burst of snow to get through first.
earlier, about three inches in an hour and a half. we are stuck with cloud cover for a little bit. they begin to clear as we head into the afternoon on wednesday and especially into thursday. those winds finally dying down into the evening on wednesday. check this for a few inches of snow in spots. i think even in these darker blue areas, saw mount an inch higher or so if we can keep the snowfall rates down. the pretty strong line continues its way eastward. 26 tonight. we will continue to drop that temperature tomorrow. in the winds in that 15-25 miles per hour range. that will help to blow snow to the northwest and create more difficult road conditions. temperatures continue to drop before he eventually see a recovery. 35 on friday, 40's by sunday. next shot for a little bit of
the super bowl. >> i'm your biggest fan, i'll follow you until you love me papa, paparazzi stacey: new at 10:00 another pop , superstar signs on to sing at super bowl 50. the nfl says lady gaga will perform the national anthem at levi's stadium in santa clara, california this sunday. headlining, the musical acts super bowl sunday, coldplay. the band is performing the halftime show with beyonce. steve: coldplay frontman chris martin recently warmed-up for the big show with "the late late show's" james corden. here's a preview from tonight's carpool karaoke. >> james.
>> i'm trying to get to the super bowl. >> are you sure? woo-hoo >> do you have any idea how much further it is to go? >> i'm having a nice time. >> i'm having a blast. steve: that is funny. you can catch the full episode tonight, right here on kcci, right after "the late show with stephen colbert." super bowl week is well under way in the san francisco bay area. here's an aerial view of super bowl city this afternoon. there, you'll find plenty of interactive games at the nfl fan zone. tonight, erin andrews of "dancing with the stars" is hosting a special ladies night at the merchandise tent. tomorrow, we have a kcci crew
stacey: you can catch live reports from scott reister starting thursday at 5:00, 6:00, and 10:00. make sure to follow him on facebook and twitter for a behind the scenes look at all the super bowl action. and watch the big game between , the carolina panthers and the denver broncos right here on kcci. steve: the iowa state cyclones man with a big game against west virginia at hilton tonight.
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andy: a top 15 showdown at hilton coliseum. if you are iowa state, you feel great coming into this game because hilton magic. if nothing else, iowa state rarely loses at home. tonight, fans fired up in their own way, getting ready for the game against the mountaineers. first half, nice pass from burton. the huge, tomahawk dunk. george liang -- george v. --
daxter miles, the two-handed dunk. that is devin williams with the dunk and the foul. closing seconds in the first half, cyclones up to. the dunk beats the buzzer. cyclones had a 4 point lead. second half, some trouble. ahmad, huge dunk at the baseline. after the break, daxter miles is there. west virginia comes back to take the lead and they would shock the site -- shot the cyclones, 81-76. >> loss, frustrating loss. we played really well, especially in the first half. indicated a lot of good things. then we figured out a way to get back and we didn't close the game well. we didn't close well for
andy: cyclones hit the road to take on oklahoma state. this game is saturday on espn2. tip time is at 1:00. drake on the road taking on indiana state. they lose. women's basketball. cyclone women go on the road to be kansas. -- to beat kansas, 63-53. a big year to be a cyclone -- a hawkeye fan. iowa finds its way onto the cover of "sports illustrated." jerry uthoff showing off as one of the best players in the big ten and the country ahead of their game at penn state tomorrow. >> i think it is a reflection of what they have accomplished. when you see them work as hard
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